London 2012 Olympics: round up

After a thrilling weekend of action packed sport, catch up on the latest from the London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium

London 2012 Olympic Stadium, photo by Phil Nuttall

BBC blog
Watch the Olympics live, featuring the latest on medal winners.

London 2012
Official website for the London 2012 Olympics.

Telegraph
Live updates from the Olympics.

Guardian live picture blog
Brilliant photo gallery from the Olympics, capturing some awe-inspiring moments in sport.

Rock the Games on You Tube
Videos of live performances and new exclusive tracks recorded for the Olympic games from artists including Muse, Chemical Brothers and Pixie Lott.

London 2012 Festival
A hub of creative talent, this summer London’s celebrating with a huge city-wide festival. Find out what’s on.

Visit London
Official visitor guide for London. Includes information on places to go, what’s on, travel, where to stay, special offers and features on one of our favourite cities on the Visit London blog.

 

 

Win a bottle of Serge Lutens ‘Chêne’ on Twitter

Head over to Twitter to win a fantastic bottle of Serge Lutens ‘Chêne’ (75ml) by answering this simple question:

Which famous Dutch explorer inspired the design and decor at the hotel?

Simply tweet @constancehotels with your answer.

If you’re not sure, you can find some clues on the Constance Le Prince Maurice website.

All correct entries recieved by Wednesday 8 August will be entered into the prize draw. We’ll announce the lucky winner on Thursday 9 August.

Good luck.

Read our Twitter terms and conditions here: http://bit.ly/chetc

Golf championships at Legend and Links courses

The Legend and Links golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage set the scene for two exciting championships in the last month.

Winners of Mid Amateur, Senior and Ladies Open 2012, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winners of Mid Amateur, Senior and Ladies Open

Mid Amateur Championship, Senior Open and Ladies Open

In July, the Legend hosted the Mid Amateur Championship, Senior Open and Ladies Open.

This 18-hole championship golf course was the site for a day of exciting golf and celebrations. The championship was co-sponsored by State Bank of Mauritius and L’Atelier by William.

Winners:

Ladies Open

  • Valerie Raffray (Score 38 – 1st Net)
  • Josiane Rey (Score 38 – 2nd Net)
  • Marie Anne Martin (Score 36 – 3rd Net)
  • Francine Delloye (Score 32 – Gross)
Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course

Senior Open

  • Gautum Saddul (Score 42 – 1st Net)
  • Nand Sooredoo (Score 41 – 2nd Net)
  • Fran Read (Score 38 – 3rd Net)
  • Paul Lim Fat (Score 24 – Gross)

Mid Amateur

  • Herbert de Robillard (Score 40 – 1st Net)
  • Emmanuel Corneillet (Score 40 – 2nd Net)
  • Thierry Koenig (Score 36 – 3rd Net)
  • Patrick Chui Wan Cheong (Score 30 – Gross)

Kyocera Open

At the end of June, the Kyocera Open was played at the Links course.  Sixty golfers entered the 4th edition of the tournament, sponsored by Kyocera and their Mauritian supplier Central Business Equipment.

Kyocera Open, Constance Belle Mare Plage Udish Ramsaha (1st Net)

Kyocera Open, Udish Ramsaha winner of men’s

Winners:

Men

  • Udish Ramsaha (Score 39 – 1st Net)
  • Jean Pierre Mamet (Score 39 – 2nd Net)
  • Dhanish Binda (Score 34 – 1st in Gross)

Seniors 

  • Gawtum Saddul (Score 43 – 1st Net)
  • Michel Coutureau (Score 31 – 2nd Net)
  • Paul Schweers (Score 20 – 1st in Gross)

Ladies

  • Ginger Delacretaz (Score 40 – 1st Net)
  • Marie Anne Martin (Score 35 – 2nd Net)
  • Valerie Raffray (Score 30 – 1st in Gross)

For full results and more information about tournaments in Mauritius, visit Mauritius Golf Federation.

 

MCB Tour Championship 2012

This international golf championship takes place 7-9 December at the Legend golf course.

Find out more from the MCB Tour Championship 2012, and watch this space for updates.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Find out more about the beautiful 5* Belle Mare Plage, situated on a 2km stretch of perfect white sand beach.

Delicious family meals at Constance Halaveli

When you’re going on a luxury family holiday, it’s reassuring to know your hotel offers child-friendly meals.

Boy on beach at Constance Halaveli Resort

Play time on the beach

At Constance Halaveli, we offer delicious food with enough wow factor to ensure your children eat more than just the contents of the bread basket.

Here are some of the treats you’ll find on our children’s menus. All of these dishes are available at any time in each of our 3 restaurants, as well as at the kids’ Kuda Club.

Monkey Tail Sandwiches

Children love the name and parents love that it’s a healthy option. The Monkey Tail sandwich includes cucumber and carrots, and is served with gluten free organic vegetable chips.

Mini Halaveli Burger

Our signature Halaveli burger is a favourite with adults, and it’s now available in miniature for children. Made from angus beef, it’s packed with iron and served with fresh tomato and lettuce in one of our signature mini buns.

Mini burger at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Mini burger

Italian Adventure

Pizza and pasta is a familiar feature on kids’ menus, and at Halaveli we offer delicious mini versions of traditional favourites along with pumpkin and pea risotto for the ultimate Italian Adventure.

Oreo Cookie Racing Car

This tasty dessert has been specially created by our Pastry Chef, and is made with cheesecake, jelly and oreo cookies.

Special dietary requirements

We also cater for special dietary requirements. Our Executive Chef can meet with you on your arrival at Constance Halaveli to discuss any concerns you may have. Please contact our Reservations Coordinator about any dietary requirements when making your booking or speak to our Guest Relations team when you arrive.

Find out more about family holidays at Halaveli

Is it time for a digital detox?

As we look forward to some time off, many of us are thinking about clocking-off and going on holiday. But in our permanently switched-on society, it’s become the norm to check emails from the beach while trying to make the most of our time away from the office.

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort

So it’s no surprise that one of the biggest trends of 2012 is for a digital detox – people seeking out ‘cold spots’ where technology doesn’t reign and you can’t use your phone.

In an article for The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Martin Raymond co- founder of the trend forecasting think tank The Future Laboratory says, ‘Increasingly, we’re seeing that people are craving more time to contemplate and meditate. The brain needs to think and relax, to find head space to come up with solutions and be creative… Being constantly connected is proving to be a problem. We need to give people time alone to get off the grid.’

If this sounds familiar, and makes you anxious just thinking about it, use some of your downtime to find the perfect holiday escape.

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Our Constance hotels offer the ideal bolt hole, where you can immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty. While we won’t ask you to check in your laptop and iPhone, you will be able to indulge in walking barefoot on powder soft sand, swimming in the ocean with brightly coloured marine life, and dining al fresco under beautiful star-lit skies.

And these treasured moments will last a lifetime in your memory.

While making changes to your everyday life can significantly reduce your stress levels, taking a break from it all can make it easier to instigate that change.

Find out more about our 7 resorts in 4 stunning locations from our Constance Hotels Experience website.

World-class diving at Constance Halaveli

Situated on the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives, Constance Halaveli is a diver’s paradise.

Hermit crab

Hermit crab

With its rare marine fauna and profusion of beautiful and exotic sealife, diving and snorkelling at Halaveli offers an experience you will never forget.

Available for year-round diving, it’s a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Gold Palm Resort.

The huge range of dive sites makes it suitable for beginners and experienced divers. Children from 8 years upwards can also enjoy learning to dive in this beautiful spot.

Here’s a glimpse of the underwater world at Halaveli. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos, or read our article Spotlight: Constance Halaveli.

 

 

Turtle and divers

Turtle at Halaveli

 

Blue Angel Fish

Blue Angel Fish